October 14, 1955 - July 18, 2021
Gerald W. “Sport” Kiesel, age 65, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 at his home. Sport was born October 14, 1955 in Evansville to the late Marvin and Delores (Helfrich) Kiesel. He was a sheet metal worker and a member of Sheet Metal Worker’s Local 20. Gerry was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church, the Knights of St. John at St. Wendel, the Riverbend Association and a life member of the St. Wendel Athletic Club where he served as treasurer and was an active volunteer for over 30 years. He spent many hours volunteering his time at the St. Wendel ball diamond helping provide local kids a place to play baseball. He had a contagious and friendly smile. Sport will be missed by everyone who knew him. Surviving Gerry are a daughter, Holly Jo Kiesel of St. Louis, MO; son and daughter in law, Jeremy and Libby Kiesel of St. Wendel; two sisters, Donna (Ronnie) Rust and Jane (Mike) Wagner, both of Evansville; a brother, Rick Kiesel of Evansville; grandchildren, Will, Abby, Emily and Luke Kiesel and his grand furs, Pearl, Willow, Scarlett, Irish and Franklin. In addition to his parents, Gerry was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Monica Kiesel. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Rev. Ed Schnur officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Wendel Church Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 until 8:00 PM on Wednesday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street, where there will be a memorial service conducted by the church at 6:00 PM. Friends may also visit with the family from 9:30 AM until service time on Thursday at St. Wendel Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Wendel Catholic Church or to the St. Wendel Athletic Club. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.
Gerald W. “Sport” Kiesel, age 65, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 at his home. Sport was born October 14, 1955 in Evansville to the late Marvin and Delores (Helfrich) Kiesel. He was a sheet metal worker and a member... View Obituary & Service Information
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